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a tree new life after you chop it down. >> and if you think you escaped paying tax by buying something online, how that cyber monday purchase could come back to hawn you. -- could come back to haunt you. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, friendly growing method. reporter ian schwartz explas "tree stumping." >>> christmas trees with a conscience. one northern california farm is using a ecofriendly growing method. ewan swartz explains tree stumping. >> reporter: it's the sounds and the smells that bring the family here year after year. this year, little brody was tasked with tackling the tree that easily towers over him. >> timber! >> reporter: how did that go? >> well, tiring. [ laughter ] >> reporter: acres and acres of trees, that's just one of the reasons this family comes here. but also the ecofriendly growing method used at the mcgee christmas tree farm. >> definitely a benefit to us. we try to do things like that around our house. and we can help the environment, that's great. just a bonus. >> you can see this big one was cut. >> reporter: phyllis and mike mcgee grow trees by stump culturing. they a
tax on the rise during the holiday shopping season. when do you need to pay taxes for things you buy online? we'll tell you coming up. >> also ahead, a play of the day that will have you on the edge of your seat. >> cloudy with showers now but get ready, we are headed for the deep freeze! we'll tell you when coming up. >> and even though traffic conditions are pretty light right now over at the bay bridge toll plaza, there is a stalled bobtail truck blocking a lane on the deck. we'll show you where. but first, we want to know what drives you crazy during your commute. you can ask a question or share a gripe by e-mailing crazy@kpix.com. we're pointing to lawrence. what drives you crazy besides lawrence? tweet me at #ewengerkpix. we'll be right back. ,, i love having a free checked bag with my united mileageplus explorer card. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees. [ delavane ] priority boarding is really important to us. you can just get on the plane and relax. [ julian ] having a card that doesn't charge you foreign transaction fees saves me a ton of money. [ delavane ] we can go to any
for another few minutes here. score any big deals online? don't forget to add tax. a new state law that took effect last year requires you to pay sales tax for online purchases even if the retailer doesn't add it on up front. business t lers.. >> regardless of whether they charge, you have to pay the tax. if it's not a sales tax at the time of purchase, you're supposed to keep your receipts and pay a use tax at the end of the year. >> brick and mortar stores have long complained they're losing business to online retailers because shoppers aren't forced to pay taxes online. >>> pretty soon the stuff you order online from amazon could be delivered to your door by an unmanned drone. kpix5's allen martin on the new frontier for airmail. >> reporter: from the battlefield to the farm field to your neighborhood park, it was only a matter of time before the drone became part of your shopping experience. >> these are octo copters. these are effectively drones, but there's no reason they can't be used as delivery vehicles. >> reporter: amazon founder and ceo jeff bazos imagines your order rolling of
the tax? a new state law that took effect last year requires you to pay sales tax for online purchases even if the retailer doesn't add it on up front. >> regardless of whether they charge, you actually have to pay the tax if it's not a sales tax at the time of purchase you're supposed to keep your receipts and pay the tax at the end of the year. people don't do it. >> stores are losing business to online retailers because shoppers aren't forced to pay some taxes online. >>> a new planned parenthood facility opening today in san mateo county. it is in the north fair oaks area just outside redwood city. protestors are trying to stop it and as kpix 5's ryan takeo reports, this comes two years after a public backlash prevented the group from opening nearby. >> it's troubling to our community that this kind of healthcare is coming and a breakdown of family values. >> reporter: linda potter has lived in redwood city for 50 years. she and a group of protestors are opposed to the opening of a planned parenthood clinic on el camino real. potter says it's not just about abortion. she says the c
involving an internet sales tax. amazon an overstock.com were appealing the online levy imposed in new york state. but it's a battle imposed with results. what does this mean for online shoppers? >> all i can think about with this story is taxes. this is what it tells us we know now that the price that online retailers get is probably going to go away because that differential is really about tax. they will now be on par with the brick and mortar retailers and they won't have that edge they've had. we'll probably see less showrooming where people go to a store, they look around and pull out their mobile phone and buy the item online. we're going to see a lot more bureaucracy, states find municipalities making it so hard, so complicated, they're going to be dealing with a very tangled tax web. >> the potential tax revenue, though, for manile of these states that they would lose is huge. >> that's why these states are saying i want amazon to collect taxes coming into products coming into our state. we need the revenue. >> especially after the financial crisis. >>
for tax-free web shopping. and why you want to check your lottery tickets. wendy gillette has more. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cost of online shopping may be headed up as more states could start collecting sales taxes on internet purchases. this after the supreme court refused to get involved in state efforts to force online retailers to collect sales taxes from their customers. the case involved a lower court ruling in new york. it ruled that websites like amazon and overstock must pay sales tax the same way in-state businesses do. the supreme court decision came on what appears to be the busiest online shopping day of the year, cyber monday. early indications are that online sales yesterday were up 17.5% from last year. mobile devices accounted for nearly a third of all online shopping. >>> stocks in asia finished mostly lower amid key reports in the u.s. hong kong's hang seng's lost 0.5%. tokyo's nikkei gained 0.5% to its highest close in six years thanks to a weekend yen. the dow jones lost 77 points yesterday. the nasdaq composite finished the day down 13 points. >>> and
as saying i don't think taking a raise when we just raised taxes on all californians with prop 30 really made sense. another, since california's economy continues to struggle i don't think it is appropriate for me to accept a pay raise. perdeum will go up $163. still, $10 let's than before the cuts. hill says it is needed with the high cost of living in california. >> we don't want it to be just those of the wealthy. we want to make sure that everyone can participate and still live in their communities. >> reporter: etch before this raise, california lawmakers were the highest paid in the nation, but they don't receive pensions. many other states legislatures only meet on a part time basis. in the news room, kpix5. >> by the way the governor's raise is $9,000 and brings his salary to $174,000 a year. lower than governor schwarzenegger salary in 2009. that was $212,000. >>> who's land is it? man's or the mountain lions? the new law that will change how wildlife experts handle the neighborhood. >>> and why a popular bay area parking lot will be closed all this week. wonder why? find out,
of the cost of an employee from your tax return ought to be the way you do it not therefore pay them -- pay them wages and therefore not give them application for food stamps. >> this is not going to work next year. it's not going to work. legislature raised minimum wage in california. >> that's california. >> yes. >> but the rest of the nation, the numbers are atrocious. even barack obama, president of the united states, has said it should be at least $10 over whatever period of time he is talking about. so something is going to happen on this issue. now that the reits are looking respectable on the issue, it could happen. >> i am skeptical for voters that a battle measure in california will go for raising minimum wage when it was just raised by legislature. they'll say why should we do this? we just did this? >> i think you are wrong. i believe that any time you become enviewed with the idea that you are going to reduce the cost to government and you can prove that by doing something of this nature the small business people will be probably the only ones that will be lining up. you aren't
as saying, i don't think taking a raise when we had just raised taxes on all californians with prop 30 really made sense. another, since california's economy continues to struggle, i do not believe it is appropriate for me to accept a pay raise. per diem pay will also go up from $142 a day to $163. still $10 less than before the recent cuts. hill says it's needed with the high cost of living in california. >> we don't want it just to be those of the wealthy. we want to make sure that everyone can participate and still live in their communities. >> reporter: even before this raise, california lawmakers were the highest paid in the nation. but they don't receive pensions. and many other state legislatures only meet on a part-time basis. in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> it's a good day to look for deals online. cyber monday is under way, the busiest online sales day of the year for retailers. sales are expected to hit a record $2 billion, that's about $500 million more than last year. businesses are hoping for a big online shopping day after a somewhat disappointing weekend. acc
him $800 a month. with a tax credit, his new plan will cost $112. looks like it's going to work out for everyone. the savings are unimaginable. >> reporter: in dallas, le dawn stark spent yesterday afternoon trying to sign up, too. she's been uninsured for the last three years and her attempts to log on in october were unsuccessful. >> i was not even able to get to the point to where it tells you about the different plans available. >> reporter: she tried to enroll on the revamped site. compare this to the old web site. >> this is far better. >> reporter: but a few minutes later a problem occurred. the system did not recognize her son's social security number and she could not go forward. you were hoping to sign up today. >> i'm going to call them and we're going to get to the bottom of this because i need to get this done. >> reporter: le dawn stark tried to set up an account by phone today but still was not able to complete the enrollment process. scott, she says she will try again in a few days. >> pelley: manuel, thanks very much. tonight a massive snowstorm is threatening an ar
in your information to see if you are eligible for the tax credits or eligible for in medi-cal and once you're determined that, then you go an shop and get a health plan. >> reporter: it's taking time to get enrolled. we have a question from a viewer who is new to the country doesn't have previous insurance. and she says, you know, they are asking me for proof of minimum essential coverage. in other words, proof i used to have insurance. i don't have that. what do i do? >> check the box, i don't have that and certainly not be something to trip her up. >> reporter: so none of the above. and if you are on the website, call us 888-5-helps-u we'll be here until 7 p.m. we'll come back later in the newscast to answer more questions. there's that number again, 888- 5-helps-u. >> that's great. you have a lot of answers now. thanks so much. we'll check back with you. >>> many bay area families need your help this holiday season. our lawrence karnow is live from the potrero hill whole foods market with ways how you can assist those in need. >> reporter: juliette, people for years now have been
qualifies for a subsidy of $162 a month. >> i was surprised at the prices, actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is 43 and has had some recent health issues. for obamacare to succeed, millions of young healthy americans will need to enroll to offset the costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980.
was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather do the finer things, obviously. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's a lot more than that. >> reporter: the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. now, as part of the administration's effort to focus on a different benefit, today the white house is going to be concentrating on insurance companies and getting word out how t
's $17 trillion debt, close tax loopholes, or change health care and retirement programs. the deal is expected to be completed later this week. >>> asian markets got a list from strong export numbers in china and a sliding yen. tokyo's nikkei added more than 2% for its best one-day gain in three months. hong kong's hang seng gained a quarter percent. >>> the stock market could get a jolt this week as more ompanies are expected to announce lower than expected quarterly earnings. the dow finished 198 points higher on friday driven by four months of consecutive job gains. gains. the nasdaq gained more than 29 points. >>> fed officials expect continued improvement in the nation's economy in the next year. the feds have repeatedly criticized the program. the new york times says the plan to cut the bond buying program could come next week. >>> gasoline prices are moving higher. the average price of a gallon of regular nationwide increased 3 cents over the past two weeks to $3.28. the lundberg survey says prices at the pump have risen 6 cents over the past nine months after a three-week d
based on your income, your zip code, to get potentially the tax subsidy as well as potential help with your out of pocket costs. >> and then you can take that plan you can compare it to all the other plans to see if anything is better or worse for you, reliant? >> you can look at that particular option which is the one that is where 70% of the costs are paid by the insurance company, 30% of the costs are paid for you and within that particular metal, there are plan options and then you go to other metals. >> reporter: so there are a lot of options and you can how this is not simple. thank you so much for all your help today. certainly can be complicated and that's what we have the experts here to help. and after today, the phone lines close at 7 p.m. you can head to our website, kpix.com. and we'll be providing more resources for you after our call-in is over today. so again 888-5-helps-u. phone lines are open until 7:00, liz, after that head to kpix.com. >> sounds good. thank you, julie. >>> and still ahead, why some religious activists say a new gap ad is a little too sexy. >>
tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows only 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they are unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> reporter: the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> political affiliation is a good indicator of whether young americans will buy health insurance. the harvard poll found young democrats are four times more likely than young republicans to by mandated insurance. while millions have
driving down property values and costing the city hundreds of millions in tax dollars. it's also more expensive to finance a home this week. according to freddie mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan jumped to 4.46% from 4.29% last week. the rate on a 15-year loan increased to 3.47%. well, brace yourself because milk prices could double next year to $7 a gallon. that's if congress doesn't reach an agreement on a new farm bill by january 1. and it's not just milk we're talking about. we could see higher prices for other dairy products like butter and cheese. at issue is how to restructure subsidies that the government offers farmers. and it turns out it does cost more to eat healthy. researchers at harvard university found a diet rich in fruits, veggies, fish and nuts cost about $550 more per person per year. starting today starbucks is offering a $450 metal gift card for the holidays. it comes preloaded with 400 bucks but you will have to act fast. last year, all 5,000 of the deluxe cards sold out in six minutes. this year starbucks is only offering 1,000. you can't buy them i
. the population of detroit once the fourth largest city decline by 63%. the tax base erodes it was mismanaged and ends up like this. >> there are a number of other cities across the country that face shortfalls. do you think you'll see other cities starting to declare bankruptcy? >> i don't think it's anything anybody wants to do detroit's situation is particularly dire. but this is a noose that's tightening around city and state's necks for decades. and the recession pulled it tight. a pension plan is supposed to be 80% funded. there are 34 states in this country that are under that barometer. only one state, wisconsin, has a fully funded pension plan. you're looking at the numbers we are $1.3 trillion short in states of what we need. >> for retirees when you hear this, this is really scary. >> basically this is something we've had to confront for a long time and we're finally hit with it. but the truth is states can't pay this bill. and they're going to have to do something about it. they're starting to. illinois just yesterday passed legislation they're $100 billion i
down as the year of missed opportunities on immigration, tax reform budget. all issues leaders wanted to tack al at the start of the year. they had trouble funding the government and running out of time to pass critical legislation. american families could see milk prices spike to $7 a gallon if congress can't pass the farm bill by the end of the year. lawmakers are running out of type to set funding and policy for the pentagon next year. they still need to confirm janet yellen as the next federal chair before bernanke's term ends next month. it's no wonder one house committee chose to focus on a less invasive topic, space aliens. >> is there life out there? what do they think about new york city? >> reporter: congress has passed 56 bills in 2013 in the past 66 years only three other times that congress has passed less than 100 bills in a single year. many of the bills this congress passed were simply extensions of older laws that were set to expire. hope appears to be dwindling for the small deal between house and budget leaders that wanted to replace the federal s
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